Wizkid and Akon Reject Dark-Skinned Models For Video Shoot

Published On: November 17, 2013, 1:01 pm
Author: Bola Tito
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Ahead of the upcoming concert that will see the likes of Akon, WizKid, Sarkodie and more in Ghana, controversy sparks! In a recent video shoot for an up and coming Akon and WizKid video, some Ghanaian models and girl were called upon to participate by the directors a few days ahead of the shoot. Presumably prior to Akon and Wiz Kids arrival in Ghana.

A model reported on the day of the shoot some girls were turned away as the agent (or the man responsible for calling them) informed them that “they now want half cast girls”. A term used to describe girls with mixed heritage, usually ones with white blood in them.

“THEY”, most likely referring to WizKid, Akon and/or his music video producer, turning away a fleet of arrivals originally requested to attend by the model scout. In fact, the agent requested if the girls could help him seek light skinned girls because ‘THEY’ were so adamant on this request even on late notice.

Nigeria, where WizKid is from, and Senegal where Akon is from, are countries both flooded with girls bleaching their skin simply because of such discrimination and being made to feel ugly if dark. Not just in media and modelling, but general favours in life. Whilst there are good people in both countries trying to reverse the self esteem damage of such activities such as Adama Paris who banned skinned bleach models from the Senegalese national fashion week, Akon and Wiz Kid’s team are trying to further such acts internationally.


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-- ThoRam (m) at 17-11-2013 03:20PM
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 Undecided Undecided Undecided Undecided    
-- Noble12 (m) at 17-11-2013 03:49PM
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I c
-- katdeluna2 (f) at 17-11-2013 03:50PM
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They must be vry stupid. Dat can never make me bleach my God given dark skin. Afterall, d whites tan under d sun jst 2 get dark.
-- ObyWBabaK (m) at 17-11-2013 03:51PM
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No hard feelings... Them want white OK
-- angesco (f) at 17-11-2013 04:16PM
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Thd two girls I spot in the background look dark skinned to me!
-- mary11 (m) at 17-11-2013 04:31PM
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I don't b'live dis ur story
Look 4 sometin bera jare

-- Miriamangel (f) at 17-11-2013 05:12PM
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-- interpo777 (m) at 17-11-2013 06:11PM
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black racist  against black,,,what stupidity
-- chicco77 (f) at 17-11-2013 07:21PM
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-- sucre4u (m) at 17-11-2013 07:30PM
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Even akon n wizkid dey descriminate black? Wetin person no go c 4dis lyf?
-- Whitehouze (m) at 17-11-2013 07:39PM
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in contrary the dark skinne girls are my favourite...dark girls look more sexier and more natural to me than fair girlls.........well,we all have choice
-- Whitehouze (m) at 17-11-2013 07:44PM
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whooops dont mind my typo errors and grammatical mistakes due to my divided attention
-- Wysetots (m) at 17-11-2013 07:46PM
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Being Nåked isn't enough now.....you'd have to be "Half Caste" and Núde also.
-- zoe61 (f) at 17-11-2013 07:49PM
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Nonsens this why most african girls bleach their skins
-- HOPEA23 (f) at 17-11-2013 07:50PM
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Lair..I don't bealieve this

-- micc (m) at 17-11-2013 09:08PM
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Mumu people
-- blackijawboi (m) at 17-11-2013 09:12PM
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-- Shegzan (m) at 17-11-2013 10:37PM
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